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Book discussion of ‘A Well-Behaved Woman’ moves online April 7

Apr. 2, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Heard Libraries, has moved an “inclusive book group” discussion of "A Well-Behaved Woman" online April 7.

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Message from the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Mar. 30, 2020—Vanderbilt continues to be committed to fostering a safe and welcoming community that is inclusive and respectful of differences. As a university, Vanderbilt condemns expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms.

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Black History Month celebrated at Vanderbilt

Mar. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt’s 2020 celebration of Black History Month included lectures, off-campus trips, community events and more to celebrate and reflect on the history, impact and contributions of African Americans throughout the country’s history and at the university.

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CANCELED: Women’s History Month event series

Feb. 28, 2020—Women’s History Month at Vanderbilt will begin with a kickoff event hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center on Monday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Promenade. Throughout March, educational programs, workshops, film screenings, lectures and more are planned.

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CANCELED: Author Joan Johnson to give March 19 Women’s History Month lecture at Vanderbilt

Feb. 28, 2020—Joan Marie Johnson, an author who has written extensively about the history of women’s suffrage, feminism and social activism, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 19, as part of Vanderbilt’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

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CANCELED: ‘A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts’ topic of March 13 inclusive book group discussion

Feb. 28, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will host an “inclusive book group” on Friday, March 13, focused on "A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts" by New York Times best-selling author Therese Anne Fowler.

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BCC hosting luncheon to close out Black History Month Feb. 27

Feb. 26, 2020—Join us for food, fun and fellowship as we close out Black History Month at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m.

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CANCELED: ‘Ordinary Girls’ author to discuss memoir at Howard Lecture March 12

Feb. 25, 2020—Author Jaquira Díaz will read from her memoir, "Ordinary Girls," and discuss its writing on Thursday, March 12, as part of the annual Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture hosted by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt.

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‘Perry Wallace Way’ dedicated in honor of first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC

Feb. 24, 2020—More than 200 people gathered in front of Vanderbilt University’s Memorial Gym Feb. 22 for the dedication of Perry Wallace Way, the portion of 25th Avenue South recently named in honor of Vanderbilt trailblazer and Nashville native Perry Wallace, the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

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Vanderbilt recognizing 19th Amendment centennial throughout 2020; new website launched

Feb. 19, 2020—Throughout 2020, Vanderbilt University will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women’s constitutional right to vote. Vanderbilt will recognize the anniversary through a new website, educational programming, lectures, community events, historical exhibits, art displays and more.

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LGBTQI Life to host conversation with ‘Buzzfeed News Morning Show’ co-host Zach Stafford Feb. 22

Feb. 19, 2020—LGBTQI Life will host Zach Stafford, co-host of the “Buzzfeed News Morning Show AM to DM,” for a moderated conversation on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. The program is free and open to the general public.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt, TN’s first inclusive higher ed program for students with intellectual disability, celebrates 10 years of impact

Feb. 17, 2020—For the past decade, students with intellectual disability have found an inclusive postsecondary education experience through Next Steps at Vanderbilt. The program, housed in Peabody College of education and human development’s Department of Special Education, is marking its 10th anniversary with events and commemorations throughout 2020.

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